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1. A Simple Favor (2018)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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67 Metascore

Stephanie is a single mother with a parenting vlog who befriends Emily, a secretive upper-class woman who has a child at the same elementary school. When Emily goes missing, Stephanie takes it upon herself to investigate.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding, Andrew Rannells

Votes: 95,378 | Gross: $53.55M

2. Annabelle Comes Home (2019)

R | 106 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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53 Metascore

While babysitting the daughter of Ed and Lorraine Warren, a teenager and her friend unknowingly awaken an evil spirit trapped in a doll.

Director: Gary Dauberman | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman

Votes: 26,831 | Gross: $73.65M

3. Widows (2018)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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84 Metascore

Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki

Votes: 69,118 | Gross: $42.40M

4. Labyrinth (1986)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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50 Metascore

A 16-year-old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud, Shelley Thompson

Votes: 114,907 | Gross: $12.73M

5. Capernaum (2018)

R | 126 min | Drama

8.4
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75 Metascore

While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old boy sues his parents for neglect.

Director: Nadine Labaki | Stars: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Kawsar Al Haddad

Votes: 26,647 | Gross: $1.66M

6. Halloween (1978)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

7.8
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81 Metascore

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

Votes: 208,904 | Gross: $47.00M

7. 2 Broke Girls (2011–2017)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

6.7
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Two young women waitressing at a greasy spoon diner strike up an unlikely friendship in the hopes of launching a successful business - if only they can raise the cash.

Stars: Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris, Jonathan Kite

Votes: 85,682

8. Boyhood (I) (2014)

R | 165 min | Drama

7.9
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100 Metascore

The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Elijah Smith

Votes: 318,578 | Gross: $25.38M

9. Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

PG-13 | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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45 Metascore

A babysitter must battle her way through the big city after being stranded there with the kids she's looking after.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Maia Brewton, Keith Coogan, Anthony Rapp

Votes: 34,503 | Gross: $34.37M

10. Ghostbusters II (1989)

PG | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

6.6
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56 Metascore

The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis

Votes: 169,918 | Gross: $112.49M

11. Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy

6.2
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35 Metascore

Five siblings are left alone all summer when their mom leaves town and the evil babysitter bites the dust.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Christina Applegate, Joanna Cassidy, John Getz, Josh Charles

Votes: 25,601 | Gross: $25.20M

12. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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66 Metascore

Four best girlfriends hatch a plan to stay connected with one another as their lives start off in different directions: they pass around a pair of secondhand jeans that fits each of their bodies perfectly.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Blake Lively

Votes: 51,505 | Gross: $39.01M

13. The Wife (I) (2017)

R | 99 min | Drama

7.2
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77 Metascore

A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm to see her husband receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Director: Björn Runge | Stars: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Max Irons, Christian Slater

Votes: 27,671 | Gross: $9.60M

14. Gypsy (2017)

TV-MA | 51 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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Therapist Jean Holloway becomes too immersed in the lives of her patients.

Stars: Naomi Watts, Billy Crudup, Sophie Cookson, Karl Glusman

Votes: 12,147

15. Tootsie (1982)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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88 Metascore

Michael Dorsey, an unsuccessful actor, disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman

Votes: 90,560 | Gross: $177.20M

16. Mystic Pizza (1988)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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60 Metascore

Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in the Connecticut town of Mystic.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 22,846 | Gross: $12.79M

17. Meet the Fockers (2004)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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41 Metascore

All hell breaks loose when the Byrnes family meets the Focker family for the first time.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo

Votes: 240,244 | Gross: $279.26M

18. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)

R | 123 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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57 Metascore

One couple's story as they try to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.

Director: Ned Benson | Stars: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Bill Hader

Votes: 10,981 | Gross: $0.59M

19. House (1985)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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44 Metascore

A troubled writer moves into a haunted house after inheriting it from his aunt.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: William Katt, Kay Lenz, George Wendt, Richard Moll

Votes: 21,172 | Gross: $19.44M

20. The Unborn (2009)

PG-13 | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

4.8
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30 Metascore

A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.

Director: David S. Goyer | Stars: Odette Annable, Gary Oldman, Cam Gigandet, Meagan Good

Votes: 47,536 | Gross: $42.67M

21. The Sitter (2011)

R | 81 min | Comedy

5.7
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39 Metascore

A college student on suspension is coaxed into babysitting the kids next door, though he is fully unprepared for the wild night ahead of him.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Jonah Hill, Ari Graynor, Sam Rockwell, Max Records

Votes: 65,966 | Gross: $30.54M

22. The Christmas Chronicles (2018)

TV-PG | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.1
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52 Metascore

The story of sister and brother, Kate and Teddy Pierce, whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus on camera turns into an unexpected journey that most kids could only dream about.

Director: Clay Kaytis | Stars: Kurt Russell, Darby Camp, Judah Lewis, Oliver Hudson

Votes: 35,771

23. A Man Called Ove (2015)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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70 Metascore

Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.

Director: Hannes Holm | Stars: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg, Ida Engvoll

Votes: 40,419 | Gross: $3.36M

24. The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.8
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Seven junior-high-school girls organize a daycare camp for children while at the same time experiencing classic adolescent growing pains.

Director: Melanie Mayron | Stars: Schuyler Fisk, Bre Blair, Rachael Leigh Cook, Larisa Oleynik

Votes: 4,985 | Gross: $9.69M

25. Look Who's Talking (1989)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy

5.9
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51 Metascore

After a single, career-minded woman is left on her own to give birth to the child of a married man, she finds a new romantic chance in a cab driver. Meanwhile, the point-of-view of the newborn boy is narrated through voice-over.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Olympia Dukakis, George Segal

Votes: 73,295 | Gross: $140.09M

26. Giant (1956)

G | 201 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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84 Metascore

Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker

Votes: 31,572 | Gross: $35.00M

27. The Late Bloomer (2016)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.2
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34 Metascore

The story of an adult male who, after the successful removal of a benign tumor resting against his pituitary gland, experiences all the changes and effects of puberty over a three-week period.

Director: Kevin Pollak | Stars: Charlotte McKinney, Johnny Simmons, Blake Cooper, Kumail Nanjiani

Votes: 7,194

28. Palo Alto (2013)

R | 100 min | Drama

6.2
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69 Metascore

The life and struggles of a group of adolescents living in Palo Alto.

Director: Gia Coppola | Stars: Emma Roberts, James Franco, Jack Kilmer, Zoe Levin

Votes: 25,687 | Gross: $0.75M

29. Sam & Cat (2013–2014)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.7
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A pair of roommates start a baby-sitting service to earn extra cash.

Stars: Jennette McCurdy, Ariana Grande, Cameron Ocasio, Maree Cheatham

Votes: 6,494

30. Emelie (2015)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror, Thriller

5.4
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62 Metascore

A couple's replacement babysitter turns out to be more than they bargained for when she subjects their kids to a series of twisted activities.

Director: Michael Thelin | Stars: Sarah Bolger, Carly Adams, Elisha Ali, Tyler Aser

Votes: 12,208

31. Paris, je t'aime (2006)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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66 Metascore

Through the neighborhoods of Paris, love is veiled, revealed, imitated, sucked dry, reinvented and awakened.

Directors: Olivier Assayas, Frédéric Auburtin, Emmanuel Benbihy, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Isabel Coixet, Wes Craven, Alfonso Cuarón, Gérard Depardieu, Christopher Doyle, Richard LaGravenese, Vincenzo Natali, Alexander Payne, Bruno Podalydès, Walter Salles, Oliver Schmitz, Nobuhiro Suwa, Daniela Thomas, Tom Tykwer, Gus Van Sant | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Leonor Watling, Ludivine Sagnier, Fanny Ardant

Votes: 68,343 | Gross: $4.86M

32. Ask Me Anything (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

6.0
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A confused teenager writes a blog revealing her daily activities and secrets, advised to do so by her high school guidance counselor in lieu of moving onto her first year in college.

Director: Allison Burnett | Stars: Britt Robertson, Molly Hagan, Andy Buckley, Robert Patrick

Votes: 10,831

33. The Salesman (2016)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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85 Metascore

While both participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," a teacher's wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife's traumatized objections.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Mina Sadati, Babak Karimi

Votes: 42,860 | Gross: $2.40M

34. 5 to 7 (2014)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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52 Metascore

An aspiring novelist enters into a relationship with a woman, though there's just one catch: She's married and the couple can only meet between the hours of 5 and 7 each evening.

Director: Victor Levin | Stars: Anton Yelchin, Bérénice Marlohe, Olivia Thirlby, Lambert Wilson

Votes: 17,046 | Gross: $0.12M

35. When a Stranger Calls (2006)

PG-13 | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

5.1
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27 Metascore

During a babysitting gig, a high-school student is harassed by an increasingly threatening prank caller.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Camilla Belle, Tommy Flanagan, Katie Cassidy, Tessa Thompson

Votes: 40,609 | Gross: $47.86M

36. The Next Karate Kid (1994)

PG | 107 min | Action, Drama, Family

4.4
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36 Metascore

Mr. Miyagi is back and he takes a new pupil under his wing; a troubled adolescent girl.

Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Pat Morita, Hilary Swank, Michael Ironside, Constance Towers

Votes: 23,429 | Gross: $8.91M

37. Charles in Charge (1984–1990)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.1
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Charles, a college student, is a live-in housekeeper in the Powell household. Charles, along with his friend Buddy, attempts to juggle his studies, friendships, and duties to the family.

Stars: Scott Baio, Willie Aames, Nicole Eggert, Josie Davis

Votes: 4,799

38. Good Kids (I) (2016)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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Four high school students look to redefine themselves after graduation.

Director: Chris McCoy | Stars: Nicholas Braun, Zoey Deutch, Mateo Arias, Israel Broussard

Votes: 8,401

39. A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

R | 155 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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88 Metascore

Mabel, a wife and mother, is loved by her husband Nick but her mental illness proves to be a problem in the marriage.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Fred Draper, Lady Rowlands

Votes: 18,549 | Gross: $13.34M

40. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

R | 79 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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31 Metascore

Little Billy witness his parents getting killed by Santa after being warned by his senile grandpa that Santa punishes those who are naughty. Now Billy is 18, and out of the orphanage, and he has just become Santa, himself.

Director: Charles E. Sellier Jr. | Stars: Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero, Robert Brian Wilson

Votes: 12,214 | Gross: $2.49M

41. When a Stranger Calls (1979)

R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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58 Metascore

A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.

Director: Fred Walton | Stars: Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Rutanya Alda, Carmen Argenziano

Votes: 8,551 | Gross: $21.41M

42. Georgia Rule (2007)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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25 Metascore

A troubled young woman is sent to live with her grandmother for the summer, while hiding a secret that could potentially tear her family apart.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Jane Fonda, Lindsay Lohan, Felicity Huffman, Dermot Mulroney

Votes: 23,126 | Gross: $18.88M

43. Fun Size (2012)

PG-13 | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.4
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37 Metascore

Wren's Halloween plans go awry when she's made to babysit her brother, who disappears into a sea of trick-or-treaters. With her best friend and two nerds at her side, she needs to find her brother before her mom finds out he's missing.

Director: Josh Schwartz | Stars: Victoria Justice, Johnny Knoxville, Chelsea Handler, Ana Gasteyer

Votes: 13,049 | Gross: $9.40M

44. Admission (2013)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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48 Metascore

A Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption.

Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Nat Wolff, Gloria Reuben

Votes: 32,068 | Gross: $18.00M

45. The Meddler (2015)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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68 Metascore

An aging widow from New York City follows her daughter to Los Angeles in hopes of starting a new life after her husband passes away.

Director: Lorene Scafaria | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J.K. Simmons, Jerrod Carmichael

Votes: 10,923 | Gross: $4.27M

46. Adventures in Babysitting (2016 TV Movie)

TV-G | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.0
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Two teen rival babysitters, Jenny and Lola, team up to hunt down one of their kids who accidentally runs away into the big city without any supervision.

Director: John Schultz | Stars: Sabrina Carpenter, Sofia Carson, Nikki Hahn, Mallory James Mahoney

Votes: 2,403

47. The Babysitter (1995)

R | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

4.3
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A teenage babysitter is the focus of two boys and a man's separate obsessions.

Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Jeremy London, J.T. Walsh, Lee Garlington

Votes: 4,327

48. Reckless (2013)

22 min | Short, Drama

6.7
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An uncompromising and controversial short set in the Scandinavian suburbia on the hottest day of the summer. A sister reluctantly babysits her little brother. Two young boys catch her attention, and she makes a crucial decision.

Director: Bjørn Erik Pihlmann Sørensen | Stars: Silje Hagrim Dahl, Anneke von der Lippe, Thomas Stene-Johansen, Marcus Rix

Votes: 179

49. Student Bodies (1981)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror

5.6
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41 Metascore

A murderer known as "The Breather" kills off high schoolers.

Directors: Mickey Rose, Michael Ritchie | Stars: Kristen Riter, Matthew Goldsby, Jerry Belson, Joe Flood

Votes: 4,067 | Gross: $5.17M

50. The Baby-Sitters Club (1990– )

Family

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Based on the popular series of children's books, this show follows the ups and downs of a young teen business club for babysitters.

Stars: Meghan Andrews, Melissa Chasse, Avriel Hillman, Meghan Lahey

Votes: 435



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